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. ♪ chevron has been developing energy here for decades. we need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them. ...it's my job to look after it. ♪ >>> it will be cooler today. cold front on the way for tomorrow. i mine, it will get much, much colder on tuesday. more on that coming up in about five minutes. >>> 7:13. firefighters are still working to contain a large fire burning at a metal recycling center in tampa, florida. they are using both water and foam to try and control the flames. within the past 30 minutes we learned that two diesel tanks are filled with not ammonia but calcium nitrate. they say that chemical is less reactive but still dangerous. >>> a state lawmaker says the state may be pushing too hard to recover money from feel who start wildfires. the sacramento "bee" reports for the past eight years, california has aggressively pursued individuals and businesses who start fires. that money is used to cover the costs of fig
that unusual nature and your own background as if they seek to alter the environment. >> as you said, is to find a bit differently than combatant commands and has more agency people assigned to head orders may think all of that is a great benet to the organization who stretches and reaches across the agency in an effort that is required to be done that way in that interagency effort. in the building partner capacity piece, as all of our operations there really is a one to general austin is talking about is helping to build the capacity of the nation to protect itself and provides stability for itself. so we worked hard over the years and we both had significant experience trying to build iraqi security forces as well as active dirty forces to do it themselves and also to work also to work with the multinational partners to also ensure they are part of the solution, both in our nato allies and allies throughout the world as well as the host nation countries. i look forward to continue that to help africans compare themselves to take care of themselves. >> some of the most challenging
. it will need to be done in an environment where as we broaden the base, we both contribute to deficit reduction and hopefully are able to lower rates. on the business side, we have a contradiction in our fiscal tax system. our statutory rate is high. our effective rate is not as high. when you look at the united states against other countries, it the statutory rate makes the u.s. look unattractive compared to others. for individual firms, their average tax rate is much lower because of all of the complicated provisions that are part of the code now. it would be a challenge to take on those individual credit. there's no way way to bring the rate down. that is something i think we need to do to maintain competitiveness abroad. >> you still believe that going down the road we need to reduce that to get the rate down? >> i do. when one looks at a table of international tax rates, it stands up at u.s. statutory rate is high. it is a complicated story to tell that the average rate is lower. it does not affect all businesses equally. we need a simpler tax code. >> could you briefly comment on somethin
to work in that environment because we don't have great intelligence on these organizations. we don't know what we are doing in afghanistan and we don't know what we are doing in iraq. islamic we don't know how to go in or how to get out. >> and we have learned that. >> one last question, since you have security clearance when you make a speech or write a book to you have to have clearance? >> who asked that question? i want to speak to you afterwards. i've never submitted any speech or article. this book was submitted these are suggestions or called for. i made some and provided footnotes to display with others and i challenged the ones that i thought had nothing to do with classified material and never heard anything again. laughter irca of 63 very much. [applause] >> a great way to leave it. [applause] >> thank you very much for the session. islamic we will have book signings and the library. >> former treasury secretary working on the u.s. financial crisis as well as his tenure as the president of the federal reserve bank of new york. a website for but recommendations and sales has lau
worked close closely with the office of civil rights to design policies to help improve the environment for our students. many parents hope the federal investigation will be a wake-up call for all schools to do more to stop bullying. as a result of the investigation principals and teachers must now take special training to recognize disability based harassment. reporting live from palo alto, marianne favro, nbc bay area news. >>> thank you, marianne. we have an update now to a developing story out of the east bay. police are involved in a standoff with a suspected bank robber. it unfolded this evening -- this morning at the easy 8 motel near 880 and maory avenue. police say three armed men stormed the bank about four miles away in fremont this afternoon. they escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash. right now one man has surrendered to police. two others are still inside. we're going to continue to follow this story and bring you an update as it's warranted. >>> the nightly commute is taking longer for some cal train passengers. riders are experiencing delays of a half hour following
is different than the environment started 100 years ago but the editorial focus is to challenge our readers assumptions. from one perspective why wouldn't all media do that? and i think particularly in 2013 in the environment where it does not. on the women of the spectrum when i call the newspapers used to be the dominant news delivery method. it's now "the new york times" also the huffingtonpost.com, the daily beast. it gives you information about what happened jester date. it tends to be hit line driven cut it tends to be what you read at 9 a.m.. it's part of my media every day and part of everyone's media digest. on the other end of the spectrum it is a starkly -- historic the their fan magazines and it's been largely about storytelling wedding of things like "the new york times" magazine or the new yorker or other relief venerable new yorker books, other really venerable publications which take time to read and context and it pretty educated audience. for us we are trying to position ourselves in the space in between the two. the goal at the new republic is to do great writing, the typ
. i mean, when you put 4,000 people together in a closed environment, it creates a situation where you can have any type of gastrointestinal illness take over. but for the most part, cruise ships do handle these situations well. and this was a specific so this can carry a little bit of high risk, but for sure, i'm sure, you know, carnival cruise line did everything possible, and hand sanitizers were used as much as possible. and hopefully everything will be okay after this. >> yeah. all right, well thank you very much. please don't go anywhere. we'll be needing to talk to you in a bit. >> let me introduce you to the atkins family. this is a family i talked to earlier in the day. rusty, ben, and this must be brianna. >> that's right. >> welcome back. >> happy valentine's day. looks like they remembered. >> somebody certainly remembered. how do you feel? >> excited to be on land. i kissed it when i first got off. >> you did? literally benlt down and kissed it? wow. >> you're not the first to tell us, actually. there were a number on people getting on the ground. for you now to be back wi
environment? >> no, i don't think cruz is the symbol of a deeper problem. i think senator cruz, you know, you hear whispers about this that he's rubbing some people the wrong way. and by the way, these whispers are coming from other republicans as well as democrats. it's by bipartisan, but that is more of the hey, you're the new guy, you know, why don't you learn the ropes here and play by a more civil set of rules? but i don't think -- i think that's -- i do think on the senate side, i'm with senator coburn. there really is more at least a friendlier atmosphere. senators actually -- bipartisan senators actually go to lunch together. >> you need to remember how uncivil i was supposedly accused of being when i got here when i took on ted stevens and arlen specter. there's no change. you work your way into the senate. you build relationships, and then you work bipartisanly. >> let me just say, i mean, i've known you for a long time, tom. you were uncivil. and then you grew a beard and you've become an elder statesman of sorts. >> elder is the only correct word that could be associated with me.
% of business owners that were surveyed identified the current environment as a bad time to expand and political uncertainty topped the list for the reasons not to attempt economic growth. lee, a resident of muskogee, oklahoma, and president of acme corporation, said a lot of small businesses had to go in debt to stay afloat. he said now they can't make the money they need to to pay down debts due in large part the environment the government has created. i joined a small group of members in congress. i have faced unprecedented difficulties ensuring my business succeeded. i step on the floor of the united states house of representatives with a firsthand understanding how high the hurdles are for a business to succeed and just simply jump over. last month when president obama was sworn into his second term, i was reminded of something he said four years ago in his first inauguration. the president said, "the question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small but whether it works, whether it helps families finds a job at a decent wage, care they can afford or retirement tha
, the environment would be destroyed, the world would come to an end by us building that pipeline. you know, we're multiple decades past. it's worked very well. there haven't been those disasters that people claimed. but on top of that, i know my friend from louisiana mentioned the environmental impact, and, you know, that it makes sense, the pipeline is the safest way to move oil but on top of that, you have a choice and the senator from north dakota made it very clear, that is you get the -- to refine it in china or the u.s. i don't know about anybody here but i would bet we all agree between the environmental standards, we have a better environmental record than china does in refinery and refining of oil products. so it makes sense for us to do it here. on top of that, i know and, again, from alaska which people travel there not just for the jobs and opportunity but the beauty of alaska. we have more visitors who want to see the pipeline, to visit the pipeline. when i went down on a rafting trip you're in nowhere land. unbelievable beauty but one of the last things you see when you come down
it be water or food or ships. >> absolutely. when you put 4,000 people in a closed environment, it creates a situation where you can have any type of gastrointestinal illness take over, but for the most part, cruise ships do handle these situations well, and this was a specific situation. so this can carry a little bit of high risk, but for sure, i'm sure, you know, carnival cruise line did everything possible, and hand sanitizers were used as much as possible. and hopefully everything will be okay after this. >> yeah. all right, well thank you very much. please don't go anywhere. we'll be needing to talk to you in a bit. >> let me introduce you to the atkins family. this is a family i talked to earlier in the day. rusty, ben, and this must be brianna. >> that's right. >> welcome back. >> happy valentine's day. looks like they remembered. >> somebody certainly remembered. how do you feel? >> excited to be on land. i kissed it when i first got off. >> you did? literally benlt down and kissed it? wow. >> you're not the first to tell us, actually. there were a number on people getting on the
and this disparity indeed may grow in a resource constrained environment. these challenges combined with these destabilizing effects of terrorist and critical networks will make general rodriquez' task at africom among the most complicated in the department. an additional matter in the africom aor is committee watches closely is the ongoing u.s. support operations in central africa to assist the multinational effort to remove joseph kony and his top lieutenants from the battlefield. this committee and general inhofe has been very active in this effort and assad to ensure that this mission is adequately resourced including additional intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. general rodriquez i know you are familiar with this mission and the committee looks forward to hearing from you about it and to working with you on it and so many of the other challenges he will be facing. i'm going to turn the gavel over to senator kaine who has agreed to take over because i must go to the floor and i i will call upon the senator inhofe. >> thank you mr. mr. mr. chair i join you
are quite concerned about the handoff that occurs in a post-acute environment where, essentially, there's no particular incentive for the acute care to really track what occurs when someone's post--acute. -- post-acute. recent attention to readmission strategy and whether we're seeing too many readmissions and really a disincentive to do so. but it's really the much broader question which is how do you encourage the full full array of providers that take care of a particular patient to begin to coordinate in much more closely in terms of the utilization of servicesesome so bundling i think is really as some of us think of an attempt to try and look at those incentives and to try and do a better job of helping patients manage throughout that full array of services so that from a preadmit to an acute care or episode to a postacute management over time that there's more attention given to those handoffs and more coordination in terms of the sharing of information so that, essentially, the patient isn't having to sort of reestablish the data set every time they see a different provider whet
learning environment every single day. [applause] michele and i remember how tough it can be to find good child care. i remember how expensive it can be, too. the size of your paycheck should not determine your child's future. [applause] sure none of our kids start out already a step behind. let's make it a national priority to give every child access to a high-quality, early education. let's give our kids that chance. i do have to warn the parents here who have young kids, they grow up to be 5 foot 10 inches, and even if they are nice to you, they basically do not have a lot of time for you on the weekends. [laughter] they have sleepovers and dates. [laughter] so, all that early investment just leads them to go away. [laughter] now, what i also said on tuesday night is that our commitment to orchids' education has to continue throughout their academic lives. from the time our kids start grade school, we need to equip them with the skills they need in a high-tech economy. we are working to recruit and train 100,000 new teachers in the fields of the future, science, technology, engineering
? >> in a slow growth environment, people still have two put bandages on. they still have to brush their teeth and wash their hair. look at the results of consumer product companies that have been terrific. balance sheets, they have cash to buy back their securities, pay higher dividends, they have the flexible it is. those stocks trading 13 times earnings in europe 12 times earnings paying high dividends in the field is to be a multiple expansion. tracy: unfortunately we have to run, we will have to have you back to talk about those. thank you. ashley: all right, let's talk about one of the biggest parties on earth in full swing down in southern louisiana. mardi gras last day to celebrate before ash wednesday kicks off the season of sacrifice leading up to easter. also on the economic boost in new orleans. more than three week party attracts a million people to the big easy. new orleans 30,000 hotel rooms on 95% booked for mardi gras featuring 70 different parades. if you miss one, don't worry, another one coming around. this made to give new orleans economic boost between 300 300-$900 millio
to be able to move quickly in this environment. a lot of what's happening here has been driven by changes in technology. those changes in technology are going to continue to occur. and at a rapid rate. they need the flexibility to do that. they need to have an accountability and oversight structure as well to be able to provide the necessary accountability and authority. >> my time's about up. i want to say this for the record. i don't think anybody has a lot tougher job than what the postmaster general has. and the fact is that the post office is in trouble and i congratulate you. there's really 536 postmaster generals, unfortunately, and the goal of our reform ought to be that there's one. that we give you the flexibility to do the service to keep the standards there and have a system that offers the best service at the best price with the best quality the country can have. i know a lot of things you have done are controversial. but leadership's about leading. and i want to congratulate you for having led. thank you. >> thank you. >> i approve that message. >> senator, you're next. >> t
to move quickly in the environment. i mean, a lot of what's happening here has been driven by changes in technology. those changes in technology are going to continue to occur, and at a rapid rate. they need the flexibility to do that and have accountability and overnight structure as well to be able to, you know, provide the necessary accountability and authority. >> well, my time's about up. i want to say this for the record. i don't think anybody has a lot tougher job than what the postmaster general has, and the fact is that the post office's is in trouble, and i congratulate you. you know, there's really 536 postmaster generals. unfortunately, and the goal of our reform ought to be there's one, and that we give you the flexibility to do the service to keep the standards there, and have a system that offers the best service at the best price with the best quality. i know a lot of things you have done are controversial, but leadership's about leading, and i want to congratulate you for having led. thank you. >> thank you. >> i approve that message. all right. senator enzi, you are
-quality learning environment every single day. [applause] michele and i remember how tough it can be to find good child care. i remember how expensive it can be, too. the size of your paycheck should not determine your child's future. [applause] let's make sure none of our kids start out already a step behind. let's make it a national priority to give every child access to a high-quality, early education. let's give our kids that chance. i do have to warn the parents here who have young kids, they grow up to be 5 foot 10 inches, and even if they are nice to you, they basically do not have a lot of time for you on the weekends. [laughter] they have sleepovers and dates. [laughter] so, all that early investment just leads them to go away. [laughter] now, what i also said on tuesday night is that our commitment to our kids' education has to continue throughout their academic lives. from the time our kids start grade school, we need to equip them with the skills they need in a high-tech economy. we are working to recruit and train 100,000 new teachers in the fields of the future, science, technology,
and presidents don't create jobs. what we do is create a nurturing environment for jobs and part of that nurturing environment is the postal service and the ability to deliver six days or seven days a week some of the good services that are needed and demanded. but the heart of what we need to do to be part of that and are chairing environment is to provide certainty and predictability in the postal service needs to be able to offer that to their customers. and i think employees as well. one of the best ways to grow an economy is to provide certain predictability in the postal service and i leave this hearing today not discouraged, not ready to throw up my hands but he needs. i was encouraged and there's a good spirit in this room and there's a good spirit of cooperation within this committee. i think we have got a lot of partners that are going to help us solve this problem. our society changes and the world changes in which we live and operate. we are going to solve it for now and hopefully put it in place so is the world changes in the market changes and the people change we w
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